If you are away from Bristol

If you need a GP

If you are unable to make an appointment with us, you can be seen as a temporary resident at a GP surgery near you. You do not have to pre-register, just fill out a temporary resident form at the surgery and this will cover you for 3 months.

For medical students on placement outside of Bristol there are nominated surgeries that provide cover these are listed at the bottom of this page.

What if I’m abroad?

For medico-legal reasons we are unable to offer medical advice or support to any patients who are not in the United Kingdom.

If you are on a year abroad then you must register with a health service in that country.

We are unable to prescribe medication to patients who are outside of the UK.

If you need a repeat prescription

If you are planning to go abroad on holiday or travelling and require regular medication it is a good idea to have a medication review before you go away - make an appointment with us.

If you have a regular repeat prescription and wish to collect if from a pharmacy the you can collect it at a local pharmacy (please state this on the request slip or online and allow 3 days for collection after the request), or get it sent to a pharmacy that uses electronic prescribing (EPS), once you have nominated them.

Stress and mental health problems

If you are away from Bristol and need support then we would reccomend that you register as a temporary resident with a local GP surgery. We are unable to safely manage new or worsneing mental health problems if you are away from Bristol.



Surgeries that provide temporary cover to medical students on placement.


  • Bath - Newbridge Surgery, 129 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PT Tel: 01225 425807
  • Cheltenham - Dr Simon Ryley, Berkley Place Surgery, 11 High Street, Cheltenham Tel: 01242 513975
  • Gloucester - London Road Medical Practice, 97 London Road, Gloucester Tel: 01452 522079
  • Swindon - Lawn Medical Centre, Guildford Avenue, Swindon, SN3 1JL Tel: 01793 536515
  • Yeovil - Penn Hill Surgery, St Nicholas Close, Yeovil BA20 1SB Tel: 01935 470801
  • Weston - 3 Nithsdale Road, Weston Super Mare BS23 4JP Tel: 01934 428163
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